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380 Possible Causes for Chronic Productive Cough

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Chronic bronchitis is defined as productive cough on most days of the week for at least 3 mo total duration in 2 successive years.[] As a result, chronic cough and excess mucus production develop, leading to chronic bronchitis.[] It is predominantly caused by smoking Chronic bronchitis —Presence of chronic productive cough on most days for 3 months, in each of 2 consecutive years, and other causes[]

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    CB was defined as chronic productive cough for at least 3 months per year for 2 consecutive years.[] In chronic bronchitis a person has a chronic productive cough. This is often due to cigarette smoking .[] Now look at the airway of chronic bronchitis. In chronic bronchitis, the airway walls are swollen and produce more mucus.[]

  • Fibrinous Bronchitis

    Chronic essential (primary) fibrinous bronchitis, croupous bronchitis or bronchitis pseudomembranacea is a rare affection. Its rarity is commented on by every observer of the disease, and is sustained by the small number of cases reported, no observer having seen more than one or two cases. Birmer 1 , who wrote[…][]

  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma

    When a pre-existing lung cavity is colonized by Aspergilius fumigatus, it forms a fungal ball (pulmonary aspergilloma) and the presenting symptom is usually haemoptysis that may be massive and often-times life threatening. The radiological finding is that of a ball-like structure within a lung cavitation and the typical[…][]

  • Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma

    Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of lung is a rare condition with the potential for malignant transformation. We report a patient who underwent lobectomy for a cystic lung lesion, which was found to be a type 1 CCAM associated with a mucinous bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. Retrospective review of a[…][]

  • Bronchiectasis

    We present a rare complication of locally invasive XGP extending beyond the diaphragm to the lung to cause bronchiectasis in an adolescent girl with chronic productive cough[] This report outlines a case series of six patients who developed a chronic productive cough following treatment for HR neuroblastoma.[] The key points are: • Think of the diagnosis of bronchiectasis in adults and children who present with a chronic productive cough or unexplained haemoptysis, and in children[]

  • Bronchitis

    Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years.[] Except for chills and fever, someone with chronic bronchitis has a chronic productive cough and most of the symptoms of acute bronchitis, such as shortness of breath and chest[] Read More on This Topic respiratory disease: Chronic bronchitis The chronic cough and sputum production of chronic bronchitis were once dismissed as nothing more than “smoker[]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] lung disease that is characterized by dilation of the airways, persistent cough, chronic sputum production, and recurrent respiratory infections.[] Patients diagnosed later in childhood or in adulthood are more likely to have pancreatic sufficiency and often present with chronic cough and sputum production.[] Recurrent or chronic infections manifested by cough, sputum production, and wheezing are common.[]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Symptoms include chronic, productive cough with purulent bloodstained sputum. May result in lobar collapse, bronchiectasis, pleural effusion and pneumonia.[] cough, crackles, sputum production, hemoptysis, pleuritic chest pain (due to inflamed parenchyma), fever, night sweats, and weight loss. 6 The clinical picture is nonspecific[] […] system. 6 As the primary lesion enlarges, and bacteria replicate, the patient will develop symptoms of respiratory distress (due to poor air exchange in affected tissue), chronic[]

  • Respiratory Bronchiolitis Interstitial Lung Disease

    December 1999, Volume 173, Number 6 Citation: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1999;173: 1617-1622. 10.2214/ajr.173.6.10584810 ABSTRACT : Our objective was to assess high-resolution CT findings of respiratory bronchiolitis, respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease, and desquamative interstitial[…][]

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